Thai Mass Grave Held Bodies of 26 Suspected Trafficking Victims

Police said on Saturday, dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle. The digging site, in Sadao district in Songkhla province, yielded five bodies on Friday and 21 more on Saturday, all believed to be migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. aPolice General Jarumporn Suramanee said, "A total of 26 bodies were uncovered - 24 men, one woman and one unknown," adding the operation was now completed. Police General Aek Angsananont, deputy commissioner-general of the Royal Thai Police, told reporters authorities had known about the camp's existence for a while.